THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration said in a Facebook post today (Oct. 19) that 70.63% of the capital’s population have received the second Covid-19 jab with 7.7 million people being vaccinated since February this year, Siam Rath newspaper said.
Pol. Lt. Col. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, BMA’s spokesman, said in the post that so far 8,132,826 people have received their first jab and 5,437,553 their second shot, accounting for 70.63% of the capital’s population.
This then means the city has reached the important landmark of vaccinating over 70% of the population to prevent the severity of Covid-19 pandemic and prepare to accept tourists.
BMA also said that there were 812 coronavirus cases in the capital’s 50 districts today with the condition of 24 others being followed up.
The top 10 districts with the most infections today are as follows:
– Phasi Charoen, 74 cases;
– Minburi, 53;
– Bang Sue 42;
– Bueng Kum, 34;
– Saimai, 34;
– Prawet, 32;
– Bangna, 28;
– Bang Khen, 24;
– Khlong Sam Wa, 23;
– Dusit, 23.
Bang Rak had the least number of cases today with only one person testing positive.
Earlier this morning the Public Health Ministry said Thailand logged 9,122 Covid cases and 71 deaths today taking the cumulative confirmed total since April 1 to 1,774071.
The 71 additional fatalities raised the death toll since April to 18,313.
Another 10,731 patients were cured while 105,546 are still undergoing treatment.
Health care workers vaccinating people in Bangkok. Photos: NNT